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Community continues to support Brewer family after officer's death

Posted at 10:37 PM, Mar 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-09 23:39:56-05

It's been just over a month since Clermont County Sheriff's Deputy Bill Brewer was shot and killed in the line of duty, but the community continues to rally around his family in support.

Donations have been pouring in for Brewer's wife and young son, including two events Saturday that helped raise thousands of dollars for the family.

The day kicked off at West Clermont High School with a car show that aimed to raise money for the family. From there, supporters packed into Firehouse Brewery to remember the officer over drinks.

"We're not here just to honor Deputy Brewer, but we're celebrating the life," said Ragan McKinney, who helped to organize the fundraiser at Firehouse. "We're all so thankful to all the ones who give their life everyday, the ones who are here tonight, the firefighters, the first responders and the police officers."

McKinney, along with Aaron Denton, organized the benefit to continue to raise money for Brewer's family.

"We live here, we work here," said Denton. "We wanted to give back to our community."

Denton and McKinney said, at last count, the Firehouse event had raised about $20,000, but they expect the final total to be much more by the end.